Here are the best chartreuse cocktails to use a bottle of green chartreuse! Try everything from classic drinks to modern spins.
Got a bottle of Chartreuse? Chartreuse is an herbal liqueur that’s been made by French monks since the mid-1700’s! It’s made by aging alcohol with a secret blend of 130 plants, a secret recipe that makes for a flavor that’s like none other. What does Chartreuse taste like? It’s sweet, spicy, and smooth, with a distinctly herbal finish.
If you got a bottle for one drink and aren’t sure how else to use it: never fear. Here are four must-try Chartreuse cocktails! There are classic cocktails like the Last Word, arguably the most famous of all green Chartreuse cocktails, and modern classics like the Naked and Famous. (Yep, that’s right.) Whether you’ve got a bottle of yellow or green on hand, we’ve got options. Ready to get mixing?
And now…the top Chartreuse cocktails to use a bottle!
The Last Word is a unique classic chartreuse cocktail that’s newly en vogue! This pale green drink is beautifully balanced between sharp, sour, and sweet.
- 1 ounce* gin
- 1 ounce green Chartreuse liqueur
- 1 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- For the garnish: Luxardo cherry or other cocktail cherry
- Add the gin, Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold.
- Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry or cocktail cherry.
*1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
- Category: Drink
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: Chartreuse cocktails, Green Chartreuse cocktails
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About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.